Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya decided to cast his vote this morning after a lapse of nine years to give an assurance to voters that it was safe to go out and vote.
Some scenes as politicians joined thousands of others to cast their votes across the country.
Polling for the 2020 parliamentary election began at 7 a.m. today with strict health guidelines in place to minimize the risk of the spread of the coronavirus on election day.
Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya yesterday demonstrated the safety features on the cardboard ballot boxes to dispel fears the election could be rigged by changing the boxes or tampering with them.
The Peugeot car damaged in the suicide bomb attack on then Army Commander Sarath Fonseka is taken to each location he is campaigning in and put on display. He is contesting from the Gampaha District on the SBJ ticket.